New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Saturdays 11AM-12PM

New Beginnings focuses on Baby Boomers and those who care for them. You’ll find that Boomer needs are not all that different from everyone else's. The difference is that there are 78 million Baby Boomers in America! Host Freddie Bell and key partner Joe McKenzie, the principle of Ripple Connects, visit with guests with insights on housing, finance, fitness, employment, and entertainment.

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Covid and Health Inequities

Dr. Maria Hernandez, CEO of Impact 4 Life, chats with Freddie Bell about Covid and health inequities. Joe McKenzie, Ripple Connects, explains how to take the long view in personal growth. Special thanks to Unity South Twin Cities, The Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center, and AARP Minnesota.

Impact of FDA Approved Vaccine

Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith is an associate professor of medicine and epidemiology at the Yale School of Medicine, where she is also Associate Dean for Health Equity Research and founding Director of the Equity Research and Innovation Center join New Beginnings. She talks with Freddie Bell about FDA approval of the Covid vaccine. Co-host Joe McKenzie…

FDA Approval of Pfizer Vaccine

Dr. Anthony Fauci, White House Advisor, shares his views on the FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine. Co-host Joe McKenzie talks with Freddie Bell about how the pandemic is changing job-search strategies. We also acknowledge our partners including AARP Twin Cities, The Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center and Unity South Twin Cities.

Covid and Protecting the Youth

Dr. Nathan Chomilo, Medical Director, Vaccine Equity Director, Minnesota Department of Health, shares his concerns in protecting the youngest Minnesotans against Covid. With regard to child, Minneapolis superintendent of schools, Ed Graff talks about masking students this Fall. Joe McKenzie offers tips on how to make career decisions during the pandemic. We also hear from…

Vax to School

Incentive campaigns like Vax to School are underway in Minnesota. Elizabeth Ebot, Vaccine outreach Director for the Minnesota Department of Health talks with Freddie Bell. Mary Jo George, Associate State Director, AARP Minnesota outlines changes in assisted living licensure. Kitty Harris, Property Manager, Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center shares details of an upcoming Blood…

Fighting the Delta Variant

Jan Malcom, Commissioner Minnesota Department of Health, Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan talk mitigation efforts in fighting the Delta variant. AARP Minnesota is announcing local Community Challenge Grants recipients and their work to make their communities more livable. Kitty Harris, Property Manager, Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center shares details on Moving…

Vaccine Booster Shots

Dr. Anna Durbin, Epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins Public Health Department in Baltimore, MD responds to questions regarding the possible need for Covid Vaccine Booster shots. Joe McKenzie, co-host for New Beginnings talks with Freddie Bell about striving for small wins during career expansion. The rev. James Stacey, Senior Minister, Unity South Twin Cities continues a…

The Delta Variant

Dr. Michael Osterholm Epidemiologist and professor, University of Minnesota, and presidential advisor talks with Freddie Bell about the spread of the coronavirus delta variant. Jay Haapala, Associate Director of Community Engagement for AARP Minnesota shares eye-opening updates on the latest scams. The Rev. James Stacey, Senior Minister, Unity South Twin Cities begins a lesson on…

Terry Lewis Interview

Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are known around the world as being among the greatest music producers. Freddie Bell sat down with Terry Lewis to talk about their latest album, Jam and Lewis Vol I, which includes music from The Sounds of Blackness, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson and many others.

Vaccine Hesitancy

Dr. Nathan Chomilo, Vaccine Equity Director, Minnesota Department of Health , talks with Freddie Bell concerning vaccine hesitancy among some state residents. Joe McKenzie tells how to stand out in the hiring process. Kitty Harris, Property Manager, Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center shares details about an event involving the Senior Rock Group, Alive and…